Smetanik Cake

smetanik cake

 

smetanik cake

 

Smetanik cake is a Russian sour cream cake with sour cream frosting. It’s not overly sweet and the cream feels really light and smooth. If you love moist cakes you can add sugar syrup to moisten it, if you’re more on the drier type cake then skip this step. You can also add raspberries (my fave..) or any other berries for a little sour sweetness. My family loves this cake, it’s one of our favorites.

 

Ingredients:

6 eggs

1 1/4 cup sugar

1 1/4 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 tablespoon baking soda + 2 tablespoons vinegar(combined)

1 1/2 cup flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

 

Cream/frosting:

8 ozs cream cheese

8 ozs condensed milk

1  1/2 cup sour cream

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Sugar syrup

1/2 cup cold boiling water with 1 tablespoon sugar for soaking

Optional-

raspberries,strawberries,blueberries,or bananas.

Direction:

Heat oven to 325 F degrees

Prepare two 9 inch cake pans lined with parchment paper and greased or sprayed with non-stick baking spray.

Beat eggs with sugar using electric mixer on high speed.

Add in sour cream,vanilla,and baking soda mixed with vinegar.

Continue to mix on medium-high speed until well incorporated.

Sift flour directly in the bowl with cake batter.

Mix gently using a whisk, always working one direction.

Divide mixture in half.

Add cocoa to one half,and mix it in with a whisk.

Pour cake batter into prepared cake pans. (1 for white cake,1 for chocolate cake)

Bake for 25-30 minutes or until when toothpick inserted and comes out clean.

Let cool.

Cream-

Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese on high speed, scraping the sides when needed.

Bring down the speed to medium and gradually add condensed milk.

Add in powdered sugar, sour cream, and vanilla.

Bring the speed up to high and continue mixing for about another minute or so.

 

Assembling-

Slice really carefully both cakes in half.

Cut off tiny amount of cake from around the sides of the cake.Set aside, we will need it for later.

Starting with chocolate layer, spray or pour (using a spoon) some sugar syrup on the cutted side of the cake layer.

Add good amount of cream.  If adding any berries or bananas, arrange them on top of cream.

Place white cake layer on top of cream, and repeat the steps. If adding berries or bananas, Arrange them on every other layer.

Using a shredder, Shred cake pieces in to tiny crumbs.

Add the crumbs to the sides and top of the cake. Or you can use chocolate/vanilla wafers or chocolate wafer candy (shredded)

Decorate with berries or as desired.

Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.

 

smetanik cake

 

 

 

 

Smetanik Cake

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda + 2 tablespoons vinegar(combined)
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • Cream/frosting:
  • 8 ozs cream cheese
  • 8 ozs condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Sugar syrup
  • 1/2 cup cold boiling water with 1 tablespoon sugar for soaking
  • Optional-
  • raspberries,strawberries,blueberries,or bananas.

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 325 F degrees
  2. Prepare two 9 inch cake pans lined with parchment paper and greased or sprayed with non-stick baking spray.
  3. Beat eggs with sugar using electric mixer on high speed.
  4. Add in sour cream,vanilla,and baking soda mixed with vinegar.
  5. Continue to mix on medium-high speed until well incorporated.
  6. Sift flour directly in the bowl with cake batter.
  7. Mix gently using a whisk, always working one direction.
  8. Divide mixture in half.
  9. Add cocoa to one half,and mix it in with a whisk.
  10. Pour cake batter into prepared cake pans. (1 for white cake,1 for chocolate cake)
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until when toothpick inserted and comes out clean.
  12. Let cool.
  13. Cream-
  14. Using electric mixer, beat cream cheese on high speed, scraping the sides when needed.
  15. Bring down the speed to medium and gradually add condensed milk.
  16. Add in powdered sugar, sour cream, and vanilla.
  17. Bring the speed up to high and continue mixing for about another minute or so.
  18. Assembling-
  19. Slice really carefully both cakes in half.
  20. Cut off tiny amount of cake from around the sides of the cake.Set aside, we will need it for later.
  21. Starting with chocolate layer, spray or pour (using a spoon) some sugar syrup on the cutted side of the cake layer.
  22. Add good amount of cream. If adding any berries or bananas, arrange them on top of cream.
  23. Place white cake layer on top of cream, and repeat the steps. If adding berries or bananas, Arrange them on every other layer.
  24. Using a shredder, Shred cake pieces in to tiny crumbs.
  25. Add the crumbs to the sides and top of the cake. Or you can use chocolate/vanilla wafers or chocolate wafer candy (shredded)
  26. Decorate with berries or as desired.
  27. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
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Russian Turtle Cake “Cherepaha”

Russian Turtle Cake "Cherepaha"-Торт "Черепаха"

This Russian turtle cake is really moist with nice little crunch,chocolate, and citrus flavor. To make it even more special for your kids birthday you can arrange the cake pieces in a shape of a turtle.Use raisins or chocolate chips for the eyes, and chocolate syrup or ganache to outline the shell.

Ingredients:
6 eggs
1 1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa ( I used Dutch)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tablespoon vinegar
2 cups flour

Cream:
3 1/5 cups sour cream
1 cup sugar
1 stick butter or 116 grams frozen
2 tablespoons cocoa
zest of 1 orange
1/2 cup crushed walnuts
1/2 cup raisins soaked and drained.
Shredded chocolate or cocoa for dusting.
* a little milk if needed

 Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.

Directions:
Beat eggs with sugar.
Mix vinegar with baking soda and add it to eggs and sugar.
Add cocoa and beat again.

Gradually add flour.

Using a teaspoon, Add the batter on the baking sheet. Bake for about 12-15 minutes. don’t over bake.
It should feel spongy.
You will need like 2-3 baking sheets.

Cream-
Beat sour cream with sugar.(if sour cream is too thick, add about 1/2 cup milk. I use Daisy brand so it’s a little thick for this cake.)
Shred frozen butter.
Add butter,zest,walnuts,cocoa and raisins to sour cream.
Mix to combine all the ingredients.

Dip cooled cake pieces in the cream and arrange one on top of another forming a little hill or turtles back. Sprinkle with shredded chocolate or cocoa. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight for better results.

Russian Turtle Cake “Cherepaha”-Торт “Черепаха”

Ingredients

  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa ( I used Dutch)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 cups flour
  • Cream:
  • 3 1/5 cups sour cream
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 stick butter or 116 grams frozen
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup crushed walnuts
  • 1/2 cup raisins soaked and drained.
  • Shredded chocolate or cocoa for dusting.
  • * a little milk if needed

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking sheet(s) with parchment paper.
  3. Directions:
  4. Beat eggs with sugar.
  5. Mix vinegar with baking soda and add it to eggs and sugar.
  6. Add cocoa and beat again.
  7. Gradually add flour.
  8. Using a teaspoon, Add the batter on the baking sheet. Bake for about 12-15 minutes. don't over bake.
  9. It should feel spongy.
  10. You will need like 2-3 baking sheets.
  11. Cream-
  12. Beat sour cream with sugar.(if sour cream is too thick, add about 1/2 cup milk. I use Daisy brand so it's a little thick for this cake.)
  13. Shred frozen butter.
  14. Add butter,zest,walnuts,cocoa and raisins to sour cream.
  15. Mix to combine all the ingredients.
  16. Dip cooled cake pieces in the cream and arrange one on top of another forming a little hill or turtles back. Sprinkle with shredded chocolate or cocoa. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours or overnight for better results.
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